Title: Long-term survival in a child with a brain stem dermoid cyst
Authors: Van Calenbergh, Frank ×
Demaerel, Philippe
Sciot, Raphael
Van Gool, Stefaan #
Issue Date: Mar-2005
Publisher: Elsevier Biomedical
Series Title: Surgical Neurology vol:63 issue:3 pages:261-264
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Brain stem dermoid cysts are very rare lesions, and in most, the outcome has been very poor. Because of the dangers of dissecting the cyst wall away from the brain stem parenchyma, some authors have advocated not to attempt a radical resection. METHODS: We describe a child in whom the brain stem dermoid cyst recurred rapidly after a conservative approach. We therefore attempted a radical removal. RESULTS: During surgery, the almost complete resection of the cyst wall was not very difficult, leading to an apparent cure after 4 years. CONCLUSION: In exceptional cases, it may be possible to remove a brain stem dermoid cyst without prohibitive morbidity and with long-term cure.
ISSN: 0090-3019
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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